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Over the years, I never realized how much my patients hated the idea of having their teeth cut down in order to place crowns, especially when it involved the front teeth.
Most dental care is delivered in response to something that has happened. It may be a toothache, the breaking of a tooth, an infection, or something with the bite.
As those of you who have regular checkups know, we have been measuring the pH of the saliva now for years. Some of you ask why and want to know more about it so I thought I’d explore this fascinating topic with you within this format.
Perhaps the most significant question we can ask our health care professional is …How will I know when I’m healthy?
It is very important to set the chemistry of the body early in the day. A healthy, balanced body chemistry is foundational to healthy gums, teeth, jaw joints, and all the tissues of the mouth as well as to the rest of the body.
Unfortunately for the children, this is a commonly held belief. Perhaps it would be interesting to explore this concept and to go a little deeper into the myth it represents.
Generally, it is not until a diagnosis is made and a label is applied to a set of symptoms that action is taken.
Over the years, I have watched little openings occur between my patients’ teeth. Not only is it unsightly, but it causes food to stick between our teeth and it exposes root surfaces to the ravages of decay as we age.
In another post, entitled Minimally Invasive Dentistry, we discussed new breakthroughs in technology that now allow us to use minimally invasive techniques to treat dental disease.
For many years we have heard about the connection between the health of the mouth and our overall health.
One of the themes that continually comes up for me is the differentiation that is emerging among a small segment of the dental profession, the dental profession as a whole, and the medical profession.
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